SAINTS have confirmed the signing of Molde defender Vegard Forren.

The 24-year-old has put pen to paper on a three-and-a-half year deal with the club, in what is believed to be a £4m deal.

Liverpool were also interested in the centre-half, but felt they could not compete with what Saints had offered for the Norwegian.

Although much of the work had been done while Nigel Adkins was manager, Forren has ben unveiled as the first signing of the Pochettino era.